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Does Your Oven Need a Clean? Our Checklist

by Michael Hele
May 3, 2024

One of the most frequent questions which we get asked is how we advise people on getting their ovens cleaned. After all, if you’re not an expert, then you probably don’t know what you’re looking for when it comes to how clean your oven is and whether or not you need to get it maintained. Obviously, we want you to be well-informed and to make a decision, so let’s take a look at what you should know about your oven.

How Often Do You Use It?

So, the first big consideration that you make will be how often you use the oven. This place plays a key role in deciding whether or not it needs to be cleaned, because the more that you use it, the more it naturally becomes dirty and worn down.

If you use your oven every day, then you probably need to get it professionally cleaned at least once every few months to make sure it continues to be efficient and safe at the same time. However, if you’re using it multiple times a day, then you would be better off cleaning it once a month. It’s important to know we’re talking about a deep clean as opposed to a brief surface-level clean.


Rust occurs when an oven is used extensively as parts of it begin to wear down and come in contact with the air which causes oxidation. However, rust is bad. It’s definitely not something you want on your oven, as this will impact the quality of food that you have and run the risk of some of the rust settling on the food while it is cooking.

Naturally, this is not something we want to happen, which is why the best thing you can possibly do is to get the oven cleaned if it is showing obvious signs of extensive rusting. This is a good warning system, simply because you will know if there is rust all over the oven quite quickly by the brown colour.

Taking Longer to Cook

If your oven is taking longer to cook food, then that is a sign that you probably need to clean it. If things like the heating elements are obscured by debt and rust, then not only do they become a fire hazard, but they reduce the efficiency of your oven. If you are consistently seeing that your food isn’t cooking at the recommended time on the packaging, and you’re following all the instructions, then you might need to consider getting it cleaned.

We Clean Ovens

If you’re thinking about your oven and when it needs cleaning, then we are happy to help. We clean ovens for people, we have plenty of experience in doing so, and we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty doing it. Regular oven maintenance is key to an effective oven, and that’s why we are more than happy to help you clean your oven whenever it needs doing. Get in touch and find out more about what we can offer.